Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 27


Today in class, students explained resistance and independence movements in four African countries by conducting research and teaching each other.

link Africa Country Profiles (Source: BBC News)

link Ghana Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

link Liberia Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

link Eritrea Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

link Ivory Coast Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

microsoft_word_logo African Country Research Worksheet

microsoft_word_logo African Resistance and Independence Reflection

Homework - p. 16 - Complete the African Resistance and Independence Reflection by choosing two countries from class today and comparing and contrasting - this assignment is due on Friday 3/1.

Reminder - You have a Notebook Quiz (pages 1-13) on Friday 3/1, make sure your notebook is up-to-date.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 26


Today in class students analyzed European control of Africa by simulating the “Scramble for Africa" and discussing its connections to real historical events in the 19th century.

adobe-pdf-logo Scramble for Africa Activity Rules Sheet

microsoft_word_logo Scramble for Africa Reflection

Homework - p. 14 - Complete the Scramble for Africa Reflection handout in at least 10 sentences.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 25


Today, Mr. V was absent from school, so students continued their investigation of colonialism in Africa by completing a prompt in three (3) paragraphs to the following:

On a separate sheet of paper please write a 3 paragraph response to the prompt "What explains why Europe did not begin colonizing Africa until after 1884?" Use the evidence on your folders to support your answer. Submit your work when you are done.

Homework - Make sure your notebook is up-to-date (pages 1-13) for a Notebook Quiz on Friday 3/1.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 15


Today in class, students explained Africa’s wealth and power prior to imperialism by watching video clips from “Versailles” and completing a worksheet.

microsoft_word_logo African Wealth and Power Before Imperialism Reflection Questions

microsoft_word_logo Africa Wealth and Power Notes

Homework - p. 12 - Complete the African Wealth and Power Before Imperialism Reflection Questions handout, using the clips from "Versailles" we watched in class today.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 13


Today in class, students reviewed and analyzed visual representations of Africa's wealth and made inferences about how the provided data explained European Imperialism in Africa.

microsoft_word_logo Imperialism in Africa Exhibit Investigation Packet

microsoft_word_logo Imperialism in Africa Exhibit Investigation Questions

Homework - p. 11 - Complete the rest of the Imperialism in Africa Exhibit Investigation Questions from class today. Use the links above to access the packet of data and visual representations we used in class today. This is due Friday 2/15 and is worth THREE HW stamps!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 12


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 4.3 vocabulary and their ability to name and place the rest of the countries in Africa by taking a quiz.

Homework - There is no new HW tonight, but students should make sure all work so far in Term 3 is up-to-date and completed.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 11


Today, Mr. V was absent from school, so students continued their investigation of colonialism in Africa by reading and taking notes from the textbook.

microsoft_word_logo Colonialism in Africa Understanding Questions

adobe-pdf-logo Colonialism in Africa Reading

Homework - Complete the classwork from today. Don't forget to study for tomorrow's quiz on the Unit 4.3 Vocabulary and the map of Africa (#28-55)!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 8

Gold Coast

Today in class, students will analyze the most important motivating and enabling factors that explain European imperialism by conducting a five corners debate.

microsoft_word_logo Most Important Motivating Factor For Imperialism Reflection

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Countries Flashcards

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

Homework - p. 9 - Complete the Most Important Motivating Factor Reflection in at least 10 sentences by deciding picking the motivating or enabling factor (from class today) that you believe is the most important driver of European Imperialism in the 19th century and explain/defend your selection. In your response, you must compare and contrast your chosen factor with at least one other alternative possibility (10 sentences).

Reminder - You have a quiz on the Unit 4.3 Vocabulary and the map of Africa (#28-55) on Tuesday 2/12!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 7

Elmina Castle

Today in class, students reviewed the driving forces behind European imperialism in Africa and the Unit 4.3 Vocabulary.

microsoft_word_logo Is Imperialism Ever Justified?

Homework - p. 7 - Complete the "Is Imperialism Ever Justified?" handout by reading each statement and deciding whether it is justified or not, then give your reason/rationale in at least 3-4 sentences.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 6


Today in class, student explained some of the motivating and enabling factors of European colonization in the Americas by creating an identity map of why Europeans wanted to create colonies and what helped them to be successful (and by reviewing some of the causes and effects that were discussed yesterday).

microsoft_word_logo Unit 4.3 Vocabulary Chart

microsoft_word_logo Imperialism In Africa Understanding Questions

Homework - Complete both assignments for credit (worth two HW stamps):

p. 4 - Read, highlight, and annotate (5 comments and/or questions) the article about "Imperialism and Africa," then answer the questions on the back side of the handout (answer in complete sentences, at least 1-2 sentences per question).

p. 5 - Complete the Unit 4.3 Vocabulary.